We believe everyone deserves equal access to physical activity and sport.

We believe that the introduction of physical activity into core homelessness provision is essential to bring about positive change, transform lives and prevent homelessness. 

That’s why we’ve launched the Physical Activity For All Initiative; consisting of information sharing toolkitsroundtable events and sport bags

Through our Physical Activity For All Initiative - Our vision is to:

  • To share our experience, insights and findings 
  • Engage, grow and nurture a network of enthusiastic partners 
  • To encourage organizations to introduce Sport & physical activity into their offering 
  • Influence and inspire others to join the conversation around the positive impact sport and physical activity have on the lives of people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. 

We’re excited to share our first three toolkits in this series:

How to engage adults 55+ in physical activity & sport

This toolkit will reflect the work and findings of the Sport Project's first three years (2017-2020). Explaining how we got started, how others’ can too, and identifying areas future toolkits will focus upon.

Our work during the first stage of the project highlighted some key findings, evidencing that regular physical activity can bring significant improvements in physical and mental health, socialisation, and isolation.

Download the toolkit here

How to build a network of volunteers & freelancers

The success of our Sport Project and its growth is largely down to our volunteers and freelancers. The Project relies heavily on them to run weekly sessions and one-off opportunities.

Find out how you can use volunteers and freelancers to start, grow or enhance your sport offer in your organisation.

Download the toolkit here

How to use physical activity to combat loneliness and social isolation

Sport & physical activity can be a powerful tool to make positive changes in the lives of the people you support. 

One of the key outcomes of our Sport Project has been the improvement to our participants mental health and the friendships that have flourished through the sessions.

If you are working with a group of people who are experiencing loneliness, isolation and/or poor mental health - check out our toolkit to improve the health and quality of life of your clients.

Download the toolkit here

How to use physical activity & sport to improve health

Our Sport Project uses physical activity and sport as a tool to improve the health. The Project often also acts as a bridge to engage with health services.  

This toolkit shares real stories of people we work with and their health challenges and their solutions. As well as practical advice on how you can incorporate physical activity and sport into your offer 

Download the toolkit here

How to engage women in physical activity & sport

Our Sport Project has seen an 86% increase in women taking part in our Sport Project since 2020. 

We know that women are less active than men and can face multiple barriers when trying to access physical activity and sport.  

This toolkit will share practical solutions to common barriers women face, as well as positive participant stories - shedding light on the positive impact our Sport Project has made on women experiencing / or at risk of homelessness throughout London.

Download the toolkit here

5 key considerations when building a physical activity and sport project

Our Sport Project has proven that by introducing regular physical activity and sport into the lives of those experiencing homelessness, we can dramatically improve the quality of life of participants.

This toolkit sheds light on the outcomes of our Sport Project and shares our five years of expertise, providing main considerations for introducing physical activity and sports into your organisation.

By leveraging our experience and knowledge, we hope to inspire others to use the power of sport and physical activity to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Download the toolkit here

We hope by sharing these toolkits we will inspire organisations to join us in using physical activity and sport to transform the lives of people throughout our communities.

Stay tuned for our future Sport Project - Physical Activity For All Toolkits:

  • How to break barriers & bridge the gap between the homeless and physical activity sectors
  • How to engage Adults 24+ in physical activity and sport